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by totta crolla
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: AE86 Rough Start up
Replies: 28
Views: 2498

Re: AE86 Rough Start up

jondee86 wrote:
totta crolla wrote:With the diagnostic port shorted you should get a steady flashing of the engine
management light (EML) on the dashboard, it should not be on solid. J?

Chances are the ECU was not in diagnostic mode... https://ibb.co/ZJrRF7V

Cheers... jondee86


Oh... that'll do it :shock:
by totta crolla
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: AE86 Rough Start up
Replies: 28
Views: 2498

Re: AE86 Rough Start up

Yes Jondee those are correct.
by totta crolla
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: AE86 Rough Start up
Replies: 28
Views: 2498

Re: AE86 Rough Start up

With the diagnostic port shorted you should get a steady flashing of the engine management light (EML) on the dashboard, it should not be on solid. Jondee will chime in I'm sure but l think this could be a TPS problem where the idle switch is not engaged in the TPS, effectively the ecu looks at the ...
by totta crolla
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: AE86 Rough Start up
Replies: 28
Views: 2498

Re: AE86 Rough Start up

by totta crolla
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: AE86 Rough Start up
Replies: 28
Views: 2498

Re: AE86 Rough Start up

It sounds like it is over fuelling but I'm not sure that there is an error code for that when the engine is first started as the O2 sensor is not reporting. Have you checked for stored error codes? Maybe try disconnecting the cold start injector to see if there is a difference?
by totta crolla
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 25
Views: 1452

Re: What happened here

My Corolla has laid dormant for over a Year now and I feel guilty about that. Having drifted to the dark side of FWD and a different manufacturer l can honestly say that I miss this forum almost as much as my Corolla, there is just so much knowledge and information here and long may it continue. Sor...
by totta crolla
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Question on Greddy Trust rear springs
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Question on Greddy Trust rear springs

Yes you will be ok ;)
by totta crolla
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Question on Greddy Trust rear springs
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Question on Greddy Trust rear springs

They are probably just the spring insulators and if so you will get a quieter ride with them fitted! This is what they look like: https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/171269420074?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=171269420074&targetid=568476009284&devi...
by totta crolla
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: JDM KOUKI ECU OPTIONS
Replies: 19
Views: 1894

Re: JDM KOUKI ECU OPTIONS

Be careful with the universal AEM - 4 ecu if you want to run it with the original distributor sensors, the VR signals need reversing and the universal AEM cannot do this.
by totta crolla
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: JDM KOUKI ECU OPTIONS
Replies: 19
Views: 1894

Re: JDM KOUKI ECU OPTIONS

Rogue-AE95 wrote:Are there any JDM harness options for Megasquirt / DIYpnp?

I think they are AFM specific.
Freedom is THE best plug and play but, yeah, nobody can calibrate them and there is no factory support as E&E have closed their business.
by totta crolla
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: My 1985 GTS Coupe is misfiring please help.
Replies: 4
Views: 879

Re: My 1985 GTS Coupe is misfiring please help.

I'm with Jondee on this, doesn't sound like there is much wrong. What exhaust and with how many boxes is fitted to the car?
by totta crolla
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Bike carb conversion: Gas pedal travel issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1054

Re: Bike carb conversion: Gas pedal travel issue

The quick and dirty way is to change the throttle pedal arm length.
by totta crolla
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Axle won’t fit with OEM LSD?
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Re: Axle won’t fit with OEM LSD?

If your original axle is a Kouki and your oem LSD is a Zenki.... Does the half shaft (axle) fit into the differential ok, if you turn a wheel does the other one turn too? There is a thread here with some useful info, if yours was originally a non-lsd then there is an answer for you ;) http://www.aeu...
by totta crolla
Sun May 26, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: HKS Hi-Power exhaust install question
Replies: 3
Views: 1250

Re: HKS Hi-Power exhaust install question

and you can still buy them new from Toyota!
Be sure to clean the thread with a tap before installing the bolts though.
by totta crolla
Fri May 10, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Front suspension question
Replies: 10
Views: 2181

Re: Front suspension question

It's what adjustable dampers are for, surely?
by totta crolla
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Looking to build: 4age vs. 5age vs. 7age
Replies: 12
Views: 2417

Re: Looking to build: 4age vs. 5age vs. 7age

BEAMS blacktop and leave room for a little improvement in the future.
by totta crolla
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Tvis cleaning/function
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Re: Tvis cleaning/function

To test you can unplug the wiring connector from the TVIS this should keep the TVIS plates fully open all of the time.
by totta crolla
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 8406

Re: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..

Deuce cam, to answer your question I use the long insert, they are on the car right now and I can't find my calculations :oops: This should give you most of the info you need though: http://www.turbosport.co.uk/showthread.php?t=454130 (Be aware that the picture comparison of the 2 inserts is not of ...
by totta crolla
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 8406

Re: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..

Last time I spoke to Avo the price was the same for different top mountings etc. The fantastic guys at Gartrac will sell you the component parts of the strut if you need them, not shown is the complete threaded strut tube that can be fitted to the AE86 spindle, exactly what GP 4 do. Gartrac show Esc...
by totta crolla
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 8406

Re: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..

I think that the really expensive dampers have gone a long way beyond just controlling what the spring does when it wants to release energy after being compressed, they are now an energy absorbing device in their own right and probably for once, justifiably called 'shock absorbers' with fewer compro...
by totta crolla
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 8406

Re: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..

It's all about suspension travel and modern rally cars have lots of it especially on extension, it helps the tyres just get on with their job and ensures a controlled landing from a jump, you won't see professional rally cars bouncing around on landing these days. I can't upload this image but it do...
by totta crolla
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 8406

Re: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..

I fail to see the fascination with coilovers, about the only thing that they allow over standard is corner weight adjustment, which if done correctly is a valid gain but who in the real world actually does it ? The spring being mounted closer to the wheel changes its effective rate so a softer sprin...
by totta crolla
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 8406

Re: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..

my other questions is I seen some people reinforce the rear shock towers... with all these coilovers do we need to or should we? Toyota could have easily gone to coilovers on the rear but they chose not to, probably so that they could use a full diameter spring that allows enough travel for the gre...
by totta crolla
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 8406

Re: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..

Assassin Andrew has written many great articles on AE86 suspension and I agree with him on the Koni's, they are a good damper and if you are adventurous they are easily modified by substituting different oil viscosity.
by totta crolla
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 8406

Re: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..

Aim to keep the front LCA's at the factory angles, either by using roll centre adjusters if you want to lower the car or by keeping the ride height close to stock. Use springs to absorb the bumps, dampers to control the springs and anti-roll (sway) bars to tune the handling. I would consider adjust...
by totta crolla
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: 1985 gt-s poor acceleration
Replies: 21
Views: 2555

Re: 1985 gt-s poor acceleration

Hey no problem, been there, done that and I know your pain.
It gets a little easier with time.
Maybe a few Hachi problems will take your mind off things for a while ?
Deleted my post.
by totta crolla
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: 1985 gt-s poor acceleration
Replies: 21
Views: 2555

Re: 1985 gt-s poor acceleration

It was the dismissive one liner "the cap and rotor are new".... move on fool, it's not that. Do you think I'm stupid ? type of comment that got my goat.
A wiser man once said "dismiss the obvious at your peril"
Happy New Year ! x
by totta crolla
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 8406

Re: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..

Aim to keep the front LCA's at the factory angles, either by using roll centre adjusters if you want to lower the car or by keeping the ride height close to stock. Use springs to absorb the bumps, dampers to control the springs and anti-roll (sway) bars to tune the handling. I would consider adjusta...
by totta crolla
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: 1985 gt-s poor acceleration
Replies: 21
Views: 2555

Re: 1985 gt-s poor acceleration

Deleted ;)
by totta crolla
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Rose joints / Bushed upgraded suspension
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Re: Rose joints / Bushed upgraded suspension

I have been using GP4 fabrication rose jointed TCA's for a few years now, I fitted rubber boots to the joints when they were new and have had no issues. GP4 use quality joints.
As well as adjustability and zero compliance the fully jointed rear arms allow better articulation than rubber / poly bushes.

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